The Spatial Model of Politics

By Norman Schofield

© 2008 – Routledge

320 pages

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About the Book

Using unique and cutting-edge research, Schofield a prominent author in the US for a number of years, explores the growth area of positive political economy within economics and politics. The first book to explain the spatial model of voting from a mathematical, economics and game-theory perspective it is essential reading for all those studying positive political economy.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Social Choice 3. Voting Rules 4. The Core 5. The Heart 6. A Spatial Model of Coalition 7. A Spatial Model of Elections 8. Activist Coalitions 9. Political Coalitions in the United States 10. Conclusion

About the Author

Norman Schofield is William R. Taussig Professor of Political Economy at Washington University, St. Louis, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

In recent years, there has been widespread criticism of mainstream economics. This has taken many forms, from methodological critiques of its excessive formalism, to concern about its failure to connect with many of the most pressing social issues. This series provides a forum for research which is developing alternative forms of economic analysis. Reclaiming the traditional 'political economy' title, it refrains from emphasising any single school of thought, but instead attempts to foster greater diversity within economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL023000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions